Goji Nutritional Information
19 amino acids the building blocks of protein including all eight that
are essential for life.
21 trace minerals, including germanium, an anti-cancer trace mineral
rarely found in foods.
more protein than whole wheat (13 percent).
a complete spectrum of antioxidant carotenoids,
better source than even
carrots!) and zeaxanthin
the eyes). Goji berries are the richest source of carotenoids of all
Vitamin C at higher levels than even those found in oranges.
B-complex vitamins, necessary for converting food into energy.
Vitamin E (very rarely found in fruits, only in grains and seeds).
Beta-Sitosterol, an anti-inflammatory agent. Beta-Sitosterol also lowers
cholesterol and has been used to treat sexual impotence and prostate
essential fatty acids, which are required for the body’s production of
hormones and for the smooth functioning of the brain and nervous system.
Cyperone, a sesquiterpene that benefits the heart and blood pressure,
alleviates menstrual discomfort, and has been used in the treatment of
Solavetivone, a powerful anti-fungal and anti-bacterial compound.
Physalin, a natural compound that is active against all major types of
leukemia. It has been shown to increase splenic natural killer cell
activity in normal and tumor-bearing mice, with broad-spectrum
anti-cancer effect. It has also been used as a treatment for hepatitis
Betaine, which is used by the liver to produce choline, a compound that
calms nervousness, enhances memory, promotes muscle growth, and protects
against fatty liver disease. Betaine also provides methyl groups in the
body’s energy reactions and can help reduce levels of homocysteine, a
prime risk factor in heart disease. It also protects DNA.
Goji Berries are
a very rich source of vitamin C, having 500 times more vitamin C per
ounce than oranges, actually more almost than any fruit you could name. They
are also a superb source of vitamin A, not surprising because they are a
really pretty red color. Goji berries also have vitamins B1, B2, B6, and
E; they are becoming a famous antioxidant.
They are also a rich source of both selenium
and germanium and have hence been used in a number of clinical trials
involving cancer patients. When given to patients undergoing
chemotherapy, the berries conferred significant protection for the
liver. In Oriental medicine, they are said to correct chi deficiency,
meaning that people with low energy, insomnia, heart palpitations, and
even anxiety are more comfortable after consuming goji berries. The
berries have 18 amino acids (higher than bee pollen) and 21 trace
minerals, linoleic acid, and more beta carotene than carrots.
They are also a rich source of both selenium and germanium and
have hence been used in a number of clinical trials involving cancer
patients. When given to patients undergoing chemotherapy, the berries
conferred significant protection for the liver. In Oriental medicine,
they are said to correct chi deficiency, meaning that people with low
energy, insomnia, heart palpitations, and even anxiety are more
comfortable after consuming goji berries. The berries have 18 amino
acids (higher than bee pollen) and 21 trace minerals, linoleic acid, and
more beta carotene than carrots.
In vitro studies suggest that goji berries kill
many kinds of cancer cells. The mechanism whereby this happens is
believed to involve some factor that inhibits the ability of the cell to
divide, thus lowering its reproductive capacity. A large study in Japan
suggested that tumor growth was inhibited by 58% among the patients
eating goji berries as compared to the control groups. A study in
Mongolia showed that patients eating the goji berries had a significant
increase in lymphocyte activity and that their blood began to resemble
that of much younger persons.
Studies on the properties of Goji
Many of the legendary health-giving
properties of lycium barbarum
(goji's Latin name) are today being confirmed in modern scientific
studies, and this has led to the possibility of even more far-reaching
Click on these
medical publications to see for yourself!
Articles from The
National Library of Medicine
Articles From Health
Entry on Lycium
10 Benefits of Polysaccharides
side effects of chemotherapy and radiation
Act as an
and blood lipids
Goji has a 3,000-year history in the Chinese and Eastern
medical traditions. The Chinese have been growing this alkaline fruit
for thousands of years, which is so revered that it has an annual
two-week festival in its honor!
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